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Project duration 01.01.2015 - 31.03.2018

Schule digital - der Länderindikator

The project Schule digital – der Länderindikator is an in-depth state comparison study of the use of digital media in the German school system. Included in the study is a yearly teachers’ survey with a different thematic focus each year. 

Project description

The project Schule digital – der Länderindikator examines the significance of learning with and about digital media in the German school system. This specific educational monitoring of digital media use in the classroom is the first of its kind in Germany. The three-year project collects continual information about the integration and use of digital media in lower secondary schools along with information about varying thematic areas of focus within media education.

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Annual teacher surveys allowing for a nation-wide state comparison are conducted for each area of focus, providing deeper insights into the use of digital media in teaching and learning situations. To illustrate key developments in the field of digital education, exemplary “Good Practice” state reports portraying digital initiatives and developments in the educational context and comprising interviews with key players within the field are produced. 

Sustainability and quality assurance are achieved by incorporating the expertise of researchers in the field of digital media in the design of questionnaires and in the production of the state reports.

Lead researcher at IFS

Project management

  • PD Dr. Ramona Lorenz

Project team

  • Manuela Endberg, M.A.

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Location & approach

The most convenient highway exits are on the B 1/A 40 (Dortmund-Barop) (closer to the North Campus) and on the A45 (Dortmund-Eichlinghofen). The university is signposted at both exits. In the local road network you will find signs to Campus Nord, where the Campus Treff is also located. From Emil-Figge-Strasse, entrance no. 18 and from Vogelspothsweg entrance no. 23 lead to parking spaces near the venue.

From Dortmund main station, take the S-Bahn "S1" in the direction of Solingen on track 7 to the stop "Dortmund-Universität" (price level A). The S-Bahn runs every 15 minutes during peak hours on weekdays and takes about 6 minutes. From Düsseldorf, the S-Bahn runs every 30 minutes. Directly at the S-Bahn station you will find the CDI building, which houses the Center for Research on Education and School Development.

One of the university's landmarks is the H-Bahn, which has two terminuses on the North Campus. One is located directly above the S-Bahn station and is easily accessible from it by elevators. The other is located in the center of Campus North at the bridge between the University Library and the Mensa, right next to the Audimax. The H-Bahn runs from here to the South Campus and the Eichlinghofen district.

Dortmund has an airport connected with some destinations in Central Europe. There are regular flights, for example, to Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Katowice, Krakow, Leipzig-Halle, London, Munich, Nuremberg, Paris, Poznan, Stuttgart, Vienna and Zurich. For the approximately 20 kilometers from the Dortmund airport to the campus, you can take the bus to the main train station and from there the S-Bahn. Faster is usually the use of a cab. Far more international flight connections are offered by the Rhine-Ruhr Airport in Düsseldorf, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station.